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date: 20 October 2021

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Megadams are a key component of a destructive yet still dominant global political economy that continues to receive national and international support, but they are not cost effective from either an economic or financial point of view. They are also environmentally destructive—not just of free-flowing rivers, but also of the world as a global ecosystem. For more than half a billion project-affected people, megadams also create development-induced new poverty.

Keywords: megadams, global political economy, cost effective, environmentally destructive, rivers, poverty, project-affected people

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